Asetek Incorporated has just announced a new and revolutionary slim form factor liquid cooling technology designed for extreme performance and workstation grade laptops as well as All-in-One PCs. Slim form factor liquid cooling will allow laptop and AIO PC manufacturers to offer mobility and industrial designs without having to sacrifice power or performance.
According to Founder and CEO of Asetek André S. Eriksen, “We see a growing need for higher performance personal computers, driven by even more powerful modeling software for engineering, scientific and financial work, and for content creation and gaming. We also see high performance hardware expanding to more portable, sleeker devices like the highly successful M-series of notebooks from Alienware.”
Eriksen also added, “For laptops and AIOs to deliver workstation and gaming PC performance, these machines must be able to take full advantage of desktop grade performance hardware. We have identified this need and designed our cooling solution to target these thinner machines.”
The biggest problem in trying to cool desktop replacement level laptops, as well as All-in-One PCs, is the lack of space for a proper thermal solution. Consequently, previous attempts at liquid cooling laptops haven’t provided any performance improvements whatsoever over traditional heat-pipe based heat sinks.
According to VP of Engineering at Asetek Ole Madsen, “Asetek successfully cracked the code of improving acoustic and thermal performance in a notebook without increasing the form factor. Our patent protected technology allows better utilization on the thermal modules used to cool the CPU and GPUs. That, along with our optimized coldplate technology, enables the use of much more powerful hardware than air cooling could ever allow.”
Asetek will begin showcasing this new technology in an Alienware M18x notebook with the CPU overclocked from 3.5GHz to 4.4GHz and the GPUs overclocked from 680Mhz to 800Mhz. The M18x also achieved a 23% improvement in Futuremark’s 3D Mark Vantage benchmark while simultaneously reducing the noise output of the stock air-cooled laptop.
Source: BenchmarkReviews.com – Asetek Liquid Cooling For Laptop And All-In-One PCs Announced